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Jiron Aguajales 604 Banda de Shilcayo, Tarapoto 22200 Peru
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  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Doctors available 24/7
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 06/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#3 of 95 Specialty lodging in Tarapoto
Tambo Ilusion retreat center is located in the countryside 15 minutes away from the center of Tarapoto city. Tambo Ilusion is recognized by the minister of Environment as a "private conservation area" for the ecological services that are practiced here. The owner, Armando Rodriguez has been protecting his property for the past 32 years and in this time, the forest has been able to regenerate itself. The grounds are beautiful and are the home of many species of animals like birds, monkeys, opposums, etc. who roam around freely. Tambo Ilusion's mission is a tripod of nature conservation, environmental education and ecotourism. Ecotourism is a very important activity for Tambo Ilusion as it financially supports the other activities practiced on the land. In 2011, Armando's Canadian life partner joined him and together they created the retreat center building 6 cozy "tambos" to receive a maximum of 14 guests and a beautiful maloca where yoga classes are offered on request. Johanne's passion for yoga, cooking and health was the perfect addition to Armando's dream of developing ecotourism activities. In 2014, Tambo Ilusion was recognized as one of the top 5 yoga centers of Peru as well as one of the ecological resorts to discover in 2015 by "El Comercio" newspaper. At Tambo Ilusion, expect to be greeted warmly and treated like a special guest, to be surrounded by natural beauty, to sleep in very comfortable beds in quaint and rustic wooden cabins with a high thatched roof and a hammock hanging on the porch, cool off swimming in the freshwater lagoon and relax on the dock, listen to the sounds of the wildlife, eat very well... Different packages are offered to live the "Tambo Ilusion" experience in the jungle of Peru! Each package includes all vegetarian meals, a guided walk in the trail of the protected forest and plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and more!
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ellie480 wrote a review Dec 2019
Trois-Rivieres, Canada1 contribution
it'a a amazing place, good people, good vibe, good food and the yoga space it's perfect for group. The host it's so attentive and open for all request you can may have. The food is delicious ans healthy
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
KristyS wrote a review Sep 2019
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My stay at Tambo Illusion was perfect for some post dieta down time before travelling to Lima. It was beautiful to be cooked delicious and healthy meals that Johanne happily adjusted to meet post dieta requirements. I was so inspired by the food that I also bought Johanne's cook book to continue making the recipes at home. Johanne and Armando are both beautiful people, and have created a wonderful sanctuary away from the busy city where one can enjoy the simplicity and perfection of the natural world whilst having all the comforts one really needs - good company, good food, a comfortable bed, a hot shower and a hammock! Thank you for looking after me during my stay xx
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Kim S wrote a review Jun 2019
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I enjoyed staying at Tambo Ilusion as Armando has conserved and created a Jungle sanctuary that nourished my soul. Johannes yoga was gentle and very effective along with her Reiki was extremely relaxing. Johanne is an incredible cook and her love of food was evident because the food was absolutely divine!! I am still salivating. It was simple but very tasty. Johanne also holds space that is safe to be open and vulnerable and feeling comfortable and accepted. I absolutely love her passion and quest for knowledge. Beyond attending Johannes retreats, I would recommend her cookbook.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: The windows had screens on them which minimized bugs along with the incense they provided.
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Response from TamboIlusion, Manager at Tambo Ilusión
Responded Jun 28, 2019
Dear Kim S Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience participating in the detox retreat here at Tambo Ilusion Wellness Retreat Center. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and the different parts of the detox: the healthy and delicious food, the, Reiki session, the guided walk in the protected forest, swimming in the lagoon, swinging in your hammock, yoga classes... It is great that you had the chance to observe the monkeys playing in the trees as we practiced yoga! Those are special moments we love our guests to experience. It was a real pleasure to share our home and passions with you. Thank you so much for coming. And thank you for recommending us! Know that you have made a difference in protecting a part of the Amazon forest by coming to spend quality time with us as Tambo Ilusion nature conservation area! It is much appreciated! Thank you for sharing a beautiful week with us. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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fredericloward wrote a review Apr 2019
Lima, Peru4 contributions
Johane and Armando are great hosts and will welcome you like a member of their family. Your journey will be definitely peaceful and relaxing with a extraordinary opportunity to swim in a private natural lagoon swimming-pool. Try Johanne's breakfast and you'll never eat the same after this rich experience. Authentic people in an authentic place. Only nature. A must-do !
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from TamboIlusion, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tambo Ilusión
Responded Apr 24, 2019
Dear Fredericloward, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and recommending Tambo Ilusión. We are thrilled that you and your beautiful family had a wonderful time here with us. It was a pleasure to see you all enjoying yourselves in the beautiful lagoon as well as the wholesome vegetarian meals! We feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and always love reading that our guests enjoy spending time here submersed in nature, sharing healthy meals and good conversations! Thanks again for choosing Tambo Ilusión and we look forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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Happiness30496539781 wrote a review Apr 2019
Lima, Peru1 contribution
I really enjoyed all the meals... they were just delicious, all conversations with Armando and Johanne were fun and enriching, enjoyed delicious sleep, playing with all the animals they care for, also bathing in the natural lagoon they have built and walking through the little forest they have recovered.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: make sure you keep your bags closed at all times, little jungle bugs can pay a visit any time!
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Response from TamboIlusion, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tambo Ilusión
Responded Apr 24, 2019
Dear Happiness30496539781, Thank you for your lovely visit. Thank you for sharing your experience here. It is wonderful to read that Armando and I achieve our goal of offering our guests an enriching experience that nourishes all the senses includes healthy habits such as walking in nature, swimming in a fresh natural lagoon, eating wholesome healthy homemade cooked meals, nourishing the mind with interesting conversations, sleeping well, etc. Armando has been protecting his beloved land for the past 34 years and it is wonderful that people from all over the world come witness and enjoy what Armando has dedicated his life to: Creating an authentic experiential tourism experience that sustains his conservation efforts. So thank you for your lovely visit and for spreading the word about us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself here with us and look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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$89 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PeruSan Martin RegionTarapoto
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tambo Ilusión
Which popular attractions are close to Tambo Ilusión?
Nearby attractions include Catarata Pucayaquillo (3.4 miles), Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu (3.6 miles), and Tambo Ilusión (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tambo Ilusión?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Tambo Ilusión?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tambo Ilusión?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tambo Ilusión?
Conveniently located restaurants include ZYGO Cafe, La Patarashca Restaurant, and Dona Zully.
Does Tambo Ilusión have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tambo Ilusión offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.